Monday, 23 December 2013

Lighting the Christmas Lantern

Hello Crafty Followers, Friends and Visitors,
Hope everyone is fit and well and have all of your Christmas preparations done or nearly done.  I still have a few finishing touches to do before the big day.    The card I have for you today was made in June of last year for Sue and Harvey of Imagination Crafts and uses their Christmas Lantern Decoupage Stamp Set as the main image.   Ok let's get down to the making of this card, shall we? not much time left to get them in the post now!
Make a base card from some dark green card stock.   Take a piece of red card cut slightly smaller than the green.   Lay the holly stencil on top and spread the red sparkle medium across the bottom left corner only.   If you don't feel you can do this accurately, just mask off the top right corner of the stencil with some copy paper.   Remove stencil and leave to dry.
When dry score straight lines across the top right corner using the score board  and crease mouse.   Using the Dovecraft corner holly punch, punch out the top right corner.   Using a die cutting machine, cut out and emboss the Mariane branch die, one in dark green and another in a lighter green card.   Fix the red card onto the dark green card.
Take some white card and using the Versamark Pad, stamp the main image onto it and heat emboss using black embossing powder.   Next using the Silkies with a little water and a piece of cut n' dry foam, spread the colours over the image leaving a small amount of white showing on the candle.
Cut out the image and matt onto some red card leaving a border showing.   Matt this onto some dark green card and trim to leave a small border of green.
Glue the Christmas tree branches diagonally across the red card and fix the stamped image on top.   Add a red ribbon bow and there we have it, another finished Christmas card.
Thank you so much for dropping by our blog, hope it has given you some inspiration for your Christmas cards.   Until the next time,  stay happy, healthy and have fun !

Crafty Hugs
Jennifer xxx


  1. stunning card Jennifer - just love this - what a very festive image and the colours are beautiful! Gorgeous xx

  2. Thank you very much Rachel Hugs Jennifer xx

  3. what a beautiful card. Colors are great.


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